IRTracer-100 - Features
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
Excellent Sensitivity and Reliability
New Levels of Performance and Quality Created by Excellent Sensitivity, Speed and Resolution
High Sensitivity, High Resolution and High Speed
The IRTracer-100 features the highest SN ratio in its class, 0.25cm-1 resolution, and high-speed scanning capable of 20 spectra/second.
High-Sensitivity Measurements, with the highest SN Ratio
Trace a mounts of silicone oil in paraffin oil were measured using the IRTracer-100 and a single-reflection ATR accessory.
Even the very weak peak (1260 cm-1) from the silicone, with a mere 0.00015 Abs, was measured with a high SN ratio.
- Difference spectrum obtained by subtracting the paraffin spectrum
- Measured with a resolution of 4 cm-1, using the DLATGS detector
Acquire High-Resolution Spectra with a 0.25cm-1 Resolution Setting
Highly accurate quantitation and identification can be achieved with 0.25 cm-1 resolution. For example, this resolution is suitable for the detailed analysis of each peak in a gas sample. When ammonia gas was run at 0.25 cm-1 resolution, peaks in the 805 – 810 and 785 – 790 cm-1 ranges were clearly resolved.
Achieve High-Speed Analysis with a 20 Hz Rapid Scan Feature*1
The rapid scan function allows a maximum of 20 spectra per second to be obtained. This makes the IRTracer-100 suitable for fast reactions that occur within a few seconds and for kinetic studies occurring in less than one second. Rapid, high-sensitivity analysis is available.
Analysis of curing reaction of UV light curable resin
Sample: UV light cure adhesive
Resolution: 16 cm-1
Scan accumulation: 1
Total scans: 600
Monitor: Peak at around 1,400 cm-1
*1 16cm-1 resolution. Rapid scan program is optional.
Reliable High Performance
An automatic dehumidifier and advanced dynamic alignment enable easy maintenance of the interferometer.
The IRTracer-100's interferometer is optimized and stabilized using a combination of a smooth moving mirror system and the Advanced Dynamic Alignment. To assure that the IRTracer-100 is always in the optimum operating condition, a self diagnoses routine monitors the operation of the system at initialization and constantly during operation In addition, standard EP/CHP/JP/USP/ASTM validation programs are provided to evaluate the FTIR performance.
Incorporation with Advanced Dynamic Alignment
Achieving reproducible optical interference in a spectrophotometer requires a robust interferometer design. The interferometer in the IRTracer-100 easily meets this requirement. The smooth moving mirror system monitored by the Advanced Dynamic Alignment system allows the IRTracer-100 to provide optimum and stable quality spectra after only a short warm-up time. Sampling at over 5000 times /second the Advanced Dynamic Alignment keeps the IRTracer-100 in optimum operating condition. In addition, the Advanced Dynamic Alignment system automatically aligns the interferometer when the beam splitter is changed for NIR or FIR analysis.
Four Benefits of Advanced Dynamic Alignment
■ Removes the influence of environmental variations
■ Allows the FTIR to be powered off when not in use*2 (saving electricity and reducing the environmental impact)
■ Shorter warm-up times and enhanced stability
■ Provides for a maintenance-free system
*2 Automatic Dehumidifier is working.
Built-in Automatic Dehumidifier Allows for Easy Maintenance
Beam splitters used in FTIR interferometers are susceptible to humidity. In order to maintain the long-term stability of the interferometer, the beam splitter must be protected from moisture. To address this issue, the IRTracer-100 has been engineered with an airtight interferometer that incorporates a unique internal Automatic Dehumidifier.
New Generation of Workstation - LabSolutions IR
LabSolutions IR, a member of the LabSolutions family, has been optimized for network applications, includes an extensive library of spectra, and features a high-performance search function. In addition, Macro functions provide automation and labor savings.
Fast, Easy-to-Use LabSolutions IR Series Software
LabSolutions IR easily executes FTIR operations such as scanning, data manipulation, quantitation, reporting, saving, user administration, and more. High-level administrative functions and a variety of data manipulation functions provide for an easier, more user-friendly analysis environment. In addition, numerous optional programs are available to address all modern laboratory needs.
Run Dedicated LabSolutions IR Programs or Windows Applications Easily with the Dedicated LabSolutions IR Launcher.
LabSolutions IR includes a number of dedicated programs, including Postrun, Spectrum, and Quantitation, which are easily launched using the LabSolutions IR Launcher. In addition, macro programs and Windows applications can be registered with the LabSolutions IR Launcher for quick and easy start-up.
- High-level security and user administration functions.
- Suitable for ERES regulations such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11, PIC/S, and more.
- Management of FTIR as well as LC and GC data by the server on a network.
- With terminal service, LabSolution IR can be controlled from a client PC without installing LabSolutions IR on it.
- Postrun, Spectrum, Quantitation, Photometric, Time course (option), Mapping (option)
- All of the Postrun and measurement programs have a common Main toolbar, Menu, Measurement toolbar, Tree view, and Log window. The operation of each program is also similar, providing a familiar feel no matter what task you are working.
Extensive Spectra Library and High-Performance Search Function
- Features a library containing approximately 12,000 spectra.
- Enables high-quality searching with standard libraries.
- High-performance search methods, including Spectral, Text, Combination, and Peak searches.
- Shimadzu's unique search algorithm provides precise search results.
- Easy printing using the ViewPrint function and Free-layout reports.
Macro Program Functions Provide Automation and Labor-Savings
- Simply align steps to create a Macro program.
- Automated identification tests and contaminants analysis.
- A wide variety of data manipulation functions, including Advanced ATR correction and Kubelka-Munk conversion, and quantitation functions, such as the multi-point calibration curve method and CLS method, are standard.
Macro Functions Provide Automation and Labor-Savings
LabSolutions IR automates routine work, such as scanning, data manipulation, reporting, identification tests, and contaminants analysis. Launch programs from the Launcher or your PC.
Easy Macro – Just a Single Click Launches Routine Work
The "Easy Macro" function will create macros that are suitable for routine work, particularly when repetitive operations are used. The macro builder allows macros to be constructed by simply selecting and aligning operations from a list. Once constructed, the macros can be registered with the Launcher and Desktop for quick execution. Operators who are not familiar with FTIR can easily operate the instrument.
Easy Macro Operations
- Initialization of FTIR, configuration of scan parameters, spectrum measurement
- Data manipulations, search, quantitation, printing
- Repeat measurements, displaying messages, alarm sounds, external program execution
Solutions Achieved with LabSolutions IR
Reliable LabSolutions Software
In addition to LabSolutions IR, which provides basic functionality, Shimadzu also offers LabSolutions DB IR and LabSolutions CS IR to meet the requirements of ER/ES regulations.
- Operate with LabSolutions, Shimadzu's reliable and popular workstation used in chromatography and spectroscopic analysis.
- Solid Security
LabSolutions DB IR
LabSolutions DB IR allows for secure data management by integrating a data management function with LabSolutions IR. Compliant with ER/ES regulations, the software is optimally configured for customers using a PC. It is recommended for facilities that do not require network connections and want to be ER/ES compliant.
LabSolutions CS IR
LabSolutions CS, which is freely accessible to the analysis network, can be connected to IR, eliminating the need for connecting a PC to the instrument. Since all the data are managed on a server, LabSolutions CS IR can be read from any personal computer on a network. With terminal service, LabSolutions IR can be controlled from a client PC without installing LabSolutions IR on it. It is recommended for facilities that have a large number of users, manage data in a database, and want to be ER/ES compliant.
Database Management Prevents Mistakes
With LabSolutions DB IR and CS IR, the analysis data are managed securely by the database. Overwriting, deletion and other mistakes typical of data file management do not occur. In addition, when postrun analysis is performed using the acquired data, postrun analysis data revision numbers are automatically assigned, preventing the accidental overwriting of raw data.
An audit trail to ensure the reliability of data and document e-mail transmission functions when any event occurs in the system can be set up. User accounts are managed using passwords, where password length, complexity and term of validity must satisfy specified requirements. It is also possible to set lockout functions to prevent illegal access, and set a registered user’s deletion and change. In addition, a box can be selected to prevent overwriting a data file, and outputting an item to a report can also be performed.
Pertinent Information is Managed for Every Project
LabSolutions DB IR and CS IR provide a project management function enabling management suited to tasks and system operations. This function enables equipment and user management, security policy, and data processing to be set on a project by project basis, thereby improving the efficiency of data searches and management tasks.
Visualization of the Sequence of Analysis Operations
Creating a report set* provides visibility of the individual analytical operations involved in the overall analytical process. When analytical operations are visible, it is easier to check for operating errors, which helps improve the efficiency and reliability of checking processes.
* Report sets include test methods and test results for a series of samples analyzed, and also a corresponding operation log (a record of all operating events from login to logout), which is automatically extracted from the data and summarized in a single report.
Meeting the Needs of a Wide Range of Analyses
A wide variety of programs and accessories is available in order to meet the needs of various customers.
Customize Your Own IRTracer-100 System
You can customize your own IRTracer-100 system with a wide variety of accessories and easy-to-use software options to meet the needs of your specific application.
Two Main Application Programs Support All Analyses
LabSolutions IR includes two main application programs - for contaminant analysis and identification tests.
Even operators unfamiliar with FTIR analysis can easily use these programs and create reports in just a few seconds.
Contaminant Analysis Program
Combining Shimadzu's own algorithms (patent pending) with that of library spectra for common contaminants, this program identifies contaminants with a high degree of accuracy. This easy-to-use program is conducive to all levels of operators. Reports are automatically created after analysis, allowing operators with little knowledge of infrared analysis to easily perform analysis.
Identification Test Program
This program makes pass/fail judgments about samples in accordance with the tests specified in the Pharmacopoeia. In addition to identification tests for pharmaceutical products, this program can be used for incoming and pre-shipment inspections.
Integrated with sample compartments, the series of horizontal ATR accessories offers improved purging performance, and eliminates the concern of dust entering the IRTracer-100’s sample compartment. When an accessory is installed, the software displays its name and serial number and sets the optimum scan parameters.